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A Chronicle of Leadership: Eyenga Bokamba's First 93 Days

To give you a peek into the amazing work we do - and to ask you to support this work - here is a snapshot of Executive Director Eyenga Bokamba's first 93 days at Intermedia Arts!

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Day 1: My First Day!

Day 6: We sent out our 2015 Annual Report - what a year!

Day 10: Attended a film screening at the Walker Art Center to support youth filmmaker Dominique's Indy film Greatest Me.

Day 11: Participated in an all-day retreat around Equity as Innovation at Intermedia Arts.

Day 17: Intermedia Arts hosted a learning conversation with national stakeholders about the role of arts and culture in changing the systems that shape the built environment to create healthier, more climate-smart, and opportunity-rich places in which low-income people and people of color can thrive. So proud of our nationally-recognized work of the Creative Leadership department!

Day 23: Enjoyed hosting The Wong Street Journal Community Meet & Greet and performance!

Day 27: Honored to contribute to an NEA Roundtable conversation with colleagues from Springboard, the McKnight Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, Mia, and more.

Day 32: Gave welcome speech at the Queer Voices reading. Such talented writers in our community!

Day 35: Attended the Live Music Fest performance ... so proud of the work of our youth leadership council!

Day 37: Finalized our 990 :)

Day 40: Interviewed with Uche Iroegbu for Twin Cities Daily Planet. Check out a few pictures from my photoshoot!

Day 42: Spoke at Leadership Across Time at the U of M with former Intermedia Executive Directors Tom Borrup and Sandy Agustin - what
an honor.

Day 47: Getting ready for our Annual Fundraiser. So geeked about these IA facts we'll be sharing with our community.

Day 53: Hosted the Public Programming team at my painting studio for a planning retreat. A peak into my life as a painter ...

Day 58: Annual Fundraiser! So proud to be part of this community . Watch a video of my address to the community.

Day 65: So excited to implement our new recycling and organics program, thanks to a grant from Hennepin County.

Day 78: Celebrated the launch of Brown CINEMA Café!

Day 79: Attended a powerful evening opening reception of This Is Our City, the Creative CityMaking exhibition.

Day 85: Participated in the mind-expanding Community Forum as part of the This Is Our City Creative CityMaking exhibition. I had the honor to close the day in a fishbowl discussion with Roberto Bedoya, who encouraged us to examine our strategies for creating belonging.

Day 90: Was blown away by Maia Maiden's curatorial brilliance: ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers' evening. Wow!

And now, here I am on day 93 and can't wait to see what this summer brings. This community-based work is only possible because of your continued support. If you gave as part of our Annual Fundraiser, thank you! As we approach the end of our fiscal year (June 30), will you help us reach our goal of raising an additional $11,000 by donating a small amount today?

Thank you for your consideration!

Eyenga Bokamba
Executive Director